Touch ID in App Store?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by codeoverride, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. codeoverride macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2008
    I have the iPhone 6 with the latest iOS but when I download something from the app store (even if it's free), a pop up asking for my password comes up. I thought that it was possible to use touch ID instead. Can you guys help me out? Thanks so much!
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Check your settings you need to turn it on for the App Store
  3. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000


    Aug 20, 2014
    NY, USA
    This feature is disabled everytime the phone is turned off and turned back on for whatever reason I believe. Much like how you have to put in your passcode again to unlock your phone after your phone reboots. It is asking for a password to enable Touch ID again, if you read the popup box where you enter the password.

    But yeah, make sure you do Settings>Touch ID and Passcode>iTunes and App Store>On

    I believe you could workaround the disable after reboot by just going into the location in settings I described before, and toggling iTunes and App Store off and then back on. It will ask for your Apple ID password to enable Touch ID, and then you next download can be authorized with Touch ID.

    I suffered from this same problem because I get *new* apps few and far between, and usually in that time my phone has restarted a time or two, so I would always need a password instead of Touch ID for apps.
  4. codeoverride thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Thanks guys, Touch ID is on for iTunes and App store. I did restart the phone yesterday because SIRI was not working.

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